wilkerson, former chief of staff at the state department during colin powell's term and currently the visiting professor at the college of william & mary. right to the point, what do you think of the assessment of john sununu? >> i have respect for him as a member of the party, but no respect for the position that he seemed to codify. look at me, ed, i'm white. i'm not black. colin powell picked me because of the content of my character and competence, as he did every asian, hispanic, white person, black person who worked for him, when he was chairman and when he was secretary of state. to say that colin powell would endorse president obama because of his skin color is like saying mother teresa worked for profit. >> do you agree with general powell's endorsement? he is endorsing the president of the united states, and he very clearly stated why. would you go along with that? do you agree with that? >> i won't speak for him, but i will say that i thought he was rather forthright in the way he characterized it. i agree basically with the way he characterized it.